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Audio Title Sep. 24th, 2012 @ 06:19 AM Reply

I been having trouble coming up with names for my audio tracks. I come up with names that doesn't make since and goes with the song. I don't know. I was just wondering how you come with audio title.


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Response to Audio Title Sep. 24th, 2012 @ 06:34 AM Reply

Gonna assume you don't make songs with lyrics (in which case coming up with a title is super easy). I like to come up with either a single, fitting word that looks kinda cool, or some sort of catchy alliteration, or I just find some unusual or sciency words that kinda stand out. If you just sit down and think "what is the deal with this song, what's the theme, what makes it stand out?" for a few minutes, usually something good will pop up after a little while.

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Response to Audio Title Sep. 24th, 2012 @ 07:17 AM Reply

At 9/24/12 06:34 AM, Buoy wrote: Gonna assume you don't make songs with lyrics (in which case coming up with a title is super easy). I like to come up with either a single, fitting word that looks kinda cool, or some sort of catchy alliteration, or I just find some unusual or sciency words that kinda stand out. If you just sit down and think "what is the deal with this song, what's the theme, what makes it stand out?" for a few minutes, usually something good will pop up after a little while.

dude! thanks for the advice. I recently came up with a song name Osprey. I had no idea what I was thinking.


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Response to Audio Title Sep. 24th, 2012 @ 08:05 AM Reply

Sometimes with my music a single word or a phrase might jump out at me and seem to fit. I was in a bookstore once and happened to see a book titled "Dead Beat." I named one of my songs after it, as it seemed to fit(I make mostly old school-style hip hop beats).

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Response to Audio Title Sep. 24th, 2012 @ 08:22 AM Reply

Generally, one-word titles fit really well. They're my preferred kind of titles, since they usually leave the track's meaning open for interpretation more than having a phrase. And let's admit they usually sound very cool.

This might help you by the way.


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Response to Audio Title Sep. 24th, 2012 @ 08:55 AM Reply

Wikipedia -> Random article

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Response to Audio Title Sep. 24th, 2012 @ 08:58 AM Reply

At 9/24/12 08:55 AM, Blackhole12 wrote: Wikipedia -> Random article

Thank you, I was wondering what the hell to name my new emotional rock ballad.

1748 English cricket season it is.

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Response to Audio Title Sep. 24th, 2012 @ 09:03 AM Reply

At 9/24/12 08:58 AM, Buoy wrote: Thank you, I was wondering what the hell to name my new emotional rock ballad.

1748 English cricket season it is.

Naw man use the site I linked to. I managed to generate a very tasteful assortment of ballad-related titles.

Ballad Orgy. You know you want to.

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Response to Audio Title Sep. 24th, 2012 @ 09:24 AM Reply

At 9/24/12 09:03 AM, Step wrote:
Ballad Orgy. You know you want to.

Oh my god. I fell out of my chair laughing. I have to make a song called that.


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Response to Audio Title Sep. 24th, 2012 @ 01:20 PM Reply

Oh boy, my new ambient song is going to be Tawny Flanked Prinia

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Response to Audio Title Sep. 24th, 2012 @ 01:37 PM Reply

Since this is Newgrounds, you just have to name each song a different synonym of the word "penis"

If you run out, do the same thing for "boobs"

Instant success.

But in all seriousness, I usually just go the one-word route. I pick something that fits the feel of the song and don't really think about it. Leaves it open to interpretation.


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Response to Audio Title Sep. 24th, 2012 @ 01:53 PM Reply

At 9/24/12 01:37 PM, AetherX wrote: Since this is Newgrounds, you just have to name each song a different synonym of the word "penis"

Or throw 'penis' in a song name generator.

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Response to Audio Title Sep. 24th, 2012 @ 03:05 PM Reply

It really depends how I come up with titles. If I'm making something on the fly, then I will try to give it a proper name. If I have an idea what song I'm making before I start making it, I will have the title first. It often change from the original though.


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Response to Audio Title Sep. 24th, 2012 @ 03:54 PM Reply

I don't usually have any trouble coming up with names for songs because each song, even if it has no lyrics, has a strong message or story behind it.
"Assassination of the Indiscriminate Mind"
"Burden of Dreams"
"Another Stab at Apathy"

Titles like that. So I guess what I'm trying to say is, if your music truly has a meaning then its title should be natural for you. Maybe you need to change your approach to writing music as what you're experiencing is only a problem with a result of a process and not actually looking into what's causing it.

Just my thoughts of course, I may be completely wrong.


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Response to Audio Title Sep. 24th, 2012 @ 07:03 PM Reply

Definitely digging up an old project file and uploading it with the name Boobs Reloaded. This is the greatest thing ever invented (another good random one: "Erotic Firecracker").

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Response to Audio Title Sep. 29th, 2012 @ 01:20 PM Reply

If you're having trouble, perhaps you could give these a shot:
I. After creating the song, listen to it very carefully. Any patterns or noticeable themes come to mind?
II. Reflect on why you made the song in the first place and see if that elicits any feelings.
III. Use your imagination. Yes, your imagination. You'll be pleasantly surprised what you can come up with.
IV. Draw inspiration from other song titles or perhaps your favorite artist. Don't simply take a title and rearrange it or whatever.
V. Personalize it. Draw from your own experience.

I tend to blend my own experiences with my imagination (a lot) when thinking of song titles. Remember this though...No matter what you, the artist, or anyone else may think, your songs are meaningful to you. Don't forget that. Have a good one! :)


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